Sub 70 Pro V2 Fairway Wood Review

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The Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood has excellent ball speed on center.  Compact, attractive address look.  Adjustable weights change performance noticeably.

Introduction

Over the last few years, Sub 70 has carved out a niche for themselves in the direct to consumer market designing numerous clubs for the better player.  Offerings like the 949x Pro Hybrid [review HERE] and Tommy Armour III Wedges [review HERE] prove that you don’t have to break the bank to get high performance sticks.  The latest from Sub 70 is the Pro V2 fairway wood, a versatile offering with adjustability you don’t usually see in this price range.

Looks

At address, the Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood has the “all black everything” look.  The crown is matte black without any alignment aids.  There is a segment of carbon fiber in the middle, but it’s subtle.  What struck me is the black paint fill on the scoring lines. It’s a very stealthy, unusual look.  In terms of shape and size, the Pro V2 FW is compact, round, and symmetrical with an average face height.  It has a players look without being overly intimidating.

That same black-on-black aesthetic continues on the sole.  There’s a black, medium-sized Sub 70 logo positioned between the two movable weights.  The “Pro” near the toe and the club designation near the heel are easy to overlook due to the black paint.

Sound & Feel

The player appeal of the Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood continues with its impact sensation.  My first note was how quiet it is, something better players typically appreciate.  The character of the sound is unusual – it’s non-metallic but still somehow prototypical.  It has the quick, staccato nature, but it’s more of a “click” than a “tink.”  Its feel is similarly perplexing being quick without seeming hollow or thin.  But we don’t need to overthink it: it feels great.

Feedback from the Pro V2 FW is excellent.  Through the hands, I was able to locate the impact location precisely.  The audio feedback is more subtle, but it’s present.  Mishits don’t sound discordant, but they’re not as sweet as pure strikes.

Performance

In the pursuit of higher ball speed, Sub 70 is employing something unique in the Pro V2 fairway wood: Dual Face Technology.  Per Sub 70, this is two separate faces – one with gradient thickness, one constant – separated by a thin layer of TPE resin.  The idea is that contact presses the front face into the TPE and rear face, creating a rebounding, springlike effect.

My testing of the Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood revealed very strong ball speed on center.  Good strikes registered the sought after 1.5 smash factors that we’re all searching for.  Thin, heel, and toe strikes retain a majority of their ball speed.  Bigger misses can slow down substantially, reminding you that this is a players club.

The other key performance feature in the Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood is the Dual Weight System.  This club comes with six weights (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10 grams) that can plug into either of the ports on the sole.  Changing the weights made a small but noticeable difference in the feel when I tested the most extreme settings.  This is not meant to be multiple clubs in one the way TaylorMade’s Qi10 Tour FW is with its 50 gram slider [review HERE].

While the feel difference wasn’t huge, I did note a meaningful change in performance.  With the heavy weight forward, my ball speed was slightly higher and my launch and spin were a bit lower.  That flipped when I put the heavier weight back.  Ultimately, I found the most consistent performance with a balanced weight set up.  Putting the heavier weight back also boosted the club’s stability, though it’s still meant for better ball strikers.

That focus on the “Pro” player means that the Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood defaults to a slightly lower launch and spin but is capable of hitting a lot of different shots.  With my newfound competence with fairway woods, I had a good time asking the Pro V2 FW to curve the ball right and left.  My trajectory control is still a work in progress, but I could see that the ability is within the club, in the right hands.

Finally, Sub 70 offers their clubs with a wide array of shafts.  The options that keep the price at $209 are the HZRDUS Smoke Red and Blue RDX.  Shafts from UST, Fujikura, Aldila, and Graphite Design can cause the price to more than double.  As always, getting fit before you spend your money is the best move.

Conclusion

For the skilled ball striker who doesn’t want to empty their pockets, the Sub 70 Pro V2 fairway wood is an excellent choice.  On centered strikes, you won’t find a faster fairway wood, and it has enough forgiveness to keep the low handicappers happy.  The Dual Weight System is a tremendous addition at this price and gives the club a lot of fitting options.

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Matt Saternus
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2 Comments

  1. Al Solomon

    How can I purchase your clubs?

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